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Courtroom Rules

Courtroom Security/Dress/Rules

No Weapons are allowed in the Courthouse. This includes guns, knifes, and other illegal weapons. Visitors to the building are subject to screening for weapons and illegal items. At the screening equipment visitors must remove all metal and place it in a basket for screening. 

Proper courtroom attire is required. Business attire is the preferred mode of dress when attending a court appearance. You may not wear tank tops, bare midriff tops, halter tops, shorts, or any other clothing either to casual, too revealing, or inappropriate. Clothing, which shows offensive slogans or pictures, is not allowed. Hats must be removed before entering the courtroom. 

All beepers, cellular telephones, and electronic devices must be turned off before entering the courtroom. Avoid reading newspapers, or books in the courtrooms, particularly if your use of such material may be a distraction to others. 

No eating, drinking, or chewing gum in the courtroom. 

No backpacks or purses in the courtroom. 

Avoid bringing children to court. If it is necessary to do so, please monitor their behavior so they remain quiet at all times. If they are quiet, children are allowed in the courtroom, but parents may be asked to leave the courtroom if their child becomes noisy or unruly. 

COURT BAILIFFS/CORRECTIONS STAFF ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURITY AND ENFORCEMENT OF COURTROOM STANDARDS.